APCO Worldwide - Overworked & underpaid, but learned a decent amount | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked & underpaid, but learned a decent amount"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The APCO office culture is very "flat" and gives its junior staff the opportunity to grow and learn with a fairly quick promotion cycle. Compared to other agencies, the junior staff has a decent amount of responsibility. The people that work here are smart and driven, and generally are nice enough. The work is also interesting - however NY is mainly corporate comms with little public affairs (despite APCOs... reputation as a PA firm). A plus us they are totally flexible on WFH and office is closed Christmas week.

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    Cons

    APCO works its staff to the ground and expects its employees to be available 24/7. They also pay terribly given hours the staff give to their jobs. The result is little work/life balance and a lot of tears over the grueling work. They also have a major staffing issue and teams are often staffed incorrectly.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing more on your employees, their happiness, the type of work they want to be on, and improve organizational and staffing structure.

    APCO Worldwide2019-07-09
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company on the up!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APCO Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working from home, great hard working environment and sociable. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Salary could be improved for those who contribute to company success, particularly at lower level.

    Advice to Management

    You have hired well in the last year, look after those stars before they get poached. This includes consultants and finance.

    APCO Worldwide2019-07-18
  2. "Some room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of travel opportunities and opportunity to work with offices abroad.

    Cons

    Get ready to say goodbye to your social life. Whilst here, I felt like it was expected for me to an employee 24/7.

    APCO Worldwide2019-09-17

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